One of the most common common questions our Mens Pelvic patients have is the cost for shockwave and ED. Shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction, is a modern, innovative and rapidly expanding procedure that is approved by Health Canada for the treatment of Vasogenic ED. We will outline common fee schedules below and some current trends in the industry and pricing.
Shockwave Therapy Cost For ED
Industry Cost for Shockwave For ED
Mens Pelvic Health Shockwave $250.00 per treatment.
Typical Protocol: Two biweekly treatments that can be repeated for six weeks. Total= 6 treatments
Current Shockwave Trends In Canada
Shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction treatment is gaining popularity by doctors, therapist and patients. The reason being? It works! Shockwave therapy is a safe, effective and regenerative modality that can help grow new vessels and strengthen existing vessels. It can have an immediate and direct impact on pro angiogenic blood flow factors like Nitric Oxide. This allows for blood vessels to dilate and open for more blood flow. It can work on scar tissue, trauma, and even clogged vessels. Shockwave therapy can be used in isolation and can also be used with other therapies such as PRP injections. In fact, it is known that shockwave therapy can make PRP injections more effective for patients.
What About Gainswave Shockwave Therapy ?
One emerging trend our clinic has been made aware of is Gainswave shockwave. With some research, we were able to determine and help patients understand what is the difference between Gainswave and Focus Shockwave. Gainswave is a company that uses Radial Shockwave Therapy. Often, Gainswave is used in combination with PRP injections. Currently, there are no clinics that use focus shockwave therapy combined with PRP injections.
So Whats the Difference Between Focus Shockwave And Radial Shockwave?
Currently, most Clinics in Canada offering shockwave therapy for Ed are using focus shockwave devices. The most popular device tends to be Storz Focus Shockwave. These sound wave impulses are able to pass though the entire penis and treat the perineal region and deep blood vessels within this region important for improved symptoms. Currently, most research indicates that Focus shockwave is most effective for erectile dysfunction. There is limited evidence that radial shockwave can be used for ED in isolation.
How Does Focus Shockwave Treat ED Symptoms?
Focus shockwave is able to treat symptoms by getting to the root of the problem. Focus shockwave is only proved to be effective with vasogenic ED. This means that the root of the problem is coming from blood vessels that are not working as good as before. This type of treatment is not effective with regards to severe nerve damage, spinal cord issues, nerve sparring after surgery, medication induced nerve damage, and psychological issues. If you are diagnosed with Vasogenic ED, then you will be a likely candidate. This means that the sound waves will be able to strengthen your vessels and potentially grow new vessels. This is all done by a process called mechanotransduction. This means that as the sound wave passes through the cell, it is able to stimulate cellular activity through the mechanical force it places on a cell.